Author - Tyra Kidd

Take Your Food Truck to the Next level: Free Workshop

The Launch Network is calling all Northwest Louisiana food entrepreneurs! Have you ever dreamt of serving serving up your culinary creations from the window of your own food truck? Maybe you're already a food tuck pro, but want to take your food truck business to the next level? The Launch Network is...

BRF wins 2 grants to provide startup services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in North Louisiana.

BRF is an awardee of two grants totaling $2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to accelerate technology entrepreneurship in North Louisiana by increasing inclusive access to entrepreneurial assistance and startup capital. The grants will be used by BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) to provide startup...

Biz Magazine Spotlight – Navigating the Hurdles: Strategies for New Businesses

written by EAP Financial Analyst, William Anderson and Biz Magazine. Starting a new business is an exhilarating endeavor, but it’s not without its challenges. From financial constraints to fierce competition and uncertainty in the market, new ventures face a myriad of hurdles that can impede their success. However, with careful planning,...

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Grow Your Rural Small Business Through the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative

All Rural Entrepreneurs,   The new LED’s Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative aims to accelerate the growth of second-stage businesses in rural areas of Louisiana. With the unique challenges rural entrepreneurs face, program participants will be able to identify what scaling means for both their companies and their communities. They will then move on to develop...

Biz Magazine Spotlight: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

written by BIZ Magazine "BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) is made up of a team of financial analysts committed to helping launch startups in North Louisiana. The EAP team helps young companies in many different respects. Stephen Goodfellow has been with EAP for three years....

Biz Magazine Spotlight: Getting To Know Which Stage of Funding Your Business Is Ready For

Ever dream of launching a startup but worried about funding? Our Senior Financial Analyst, Julie Gilley Milam sees countless entrepreneurs with "great ideas" and "good business acumen," but one crucial skill gap: understanding how to raise capital. This article explores the program's role in bridging that gap and empowering startups. Startup...

LED: Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 CEO Roundtables Series

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 CEO Roundtables series, the popular, yearlong program that provides a platform for leaders of second-stage companies to share insights and knowledge. CEO Roundtables bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times over...